Arturo Sferruzza

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Arturo Sferruzza

Arturo Sferruzza

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Biography

Arturo Sferruzza is a banking and finance lawyer based in Milan. He is the head of our Italian banking and energy practices. His focus is on the energy and infrastructure sectors and he is recognized for his capabilities in these areas.

Arturo regularly advises clients on project financings and project developments in Italy and abroad, as well as on export credit agency backed financings. His clients include a large number of Italian and international banks and energy companies.

Arturo joined our London office in 2000 as an associate in the projects team. He transferred to Milan in 2003 and became a partner in 2006.


Professional experience

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Law, summa cum laude, Università di Palermo, 1993

LLM, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, 2000

  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy 1997
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales 2003
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance Law, Best Lawyers (2018 – 2023)
  • Hall of fame, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
  • Hall of fame, Energy: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
  • Key lawyer, Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022.
  • Project Finance: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2022.
    'Arturo Sferruzza of Norton Rose Fulbright is noted among interviewees for his experience in cross-border project finance transactions. He has a considerable track record of advising sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects. One client comments: 'Arturo is a very experienced lawyer who is hands-on and with a deep understanding of commercial matters. His pro-deal approach and ability to work with the client is also key to the success of the projects he is involved in.'
  • Energy: Chambers Europe, 2022.
    'Arturo Sferruzza has substantial experience in financing and refinancing mandates in relation to photovoltaic plants. He regularly assists domestic and multinational enterprises with investments in renewable energy projects.'
  • Banking, Project finance, Asset Finance, Energy, Aviation and Shipping: Italy, IFLR1000, 2022.
  • Recommended, Energy, Government contracts and Project finance: Italy, Who's Who 2021.
  • Banking, Project finance, Asset finance, Energy, Aviation and Shipping: Italy, IFLR1000, 2021.
  • Hall of fame, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021.
  • Hall of fame, Energy.  Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021.
    'Arturo Sferruzza is one of the best lawyers around in this area. He solves problems and always has a balanced approach. Great experience in cross-border transactions too.'
  • Energy: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2021.
    'Arturo Sferruzza is well versed in financing and refinancing mandates in relation to photovoltaic plants. He is additionally experienced on local and multinational M&A mandates in relation to renewable projects.'
  • Project finance: Chambers Europe, 2021.
    'Arturo Sferruzza is noted among interviewees for his experience in cross-border project finance transactions. He has a track record of advising sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects.'
  • Project finance, M&A and Finance: Top Legal, Banking & Finance Guide (Italy), 2021.
  • Banking and finance, Italy, Best Lawyers, 2018-2021
  • Leading individual, Banking and finance - Borrower side and Lender or Arranger side, and Energy: Italy, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020.
    'Noted for project, acquisition, commodity and asset finance … Arturo Sferruzza is a great lawyer … An expert in the renewables sector and specifically construction and engineering, operations, energy storage, power purchase and power trading as well as commercial and regulatory issues … His energy M&A projects are often award-winning transactions.'
  • Elite lawyer, Energy & Infrastructure, Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2020.
  • Selected lawyer, Finance and M&A Mid Market, Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2020.
  • Best lawyer, Project, Milano Finanza Legal Awards (Italy), 2020.
  • Energy: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2020.
    'Department head Arturo Sferruzza represents an extensive array of Italian multinational energy companies, international investors and banks in a variety of energy-related projects. He frequently assists with the financing and refinancing of renewable portfolios.'
  • Project Finance: Italy, Chambers Europe, 2020.
    'very clever and very capable. He advises sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects and universities.'
  • Asset finance, Banking, Project finance, Aviation, Energy and Shipping: Italy, IFLR1000, 2020.
  • English
  • Italian